Posts tagged as deployment

Independent Europe depends on the US

By Lukas Ramonas on Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Despite the “peaceful goals”, it is quite obvious, that US withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (formally, Treaty Between the United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics on the Elimination of Their Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles) is another step toward a new arms race and confrontation with Russia. It is remarkable, that Russian President has delivered Annual Address to the Federal Assembly last week. Vladimir…

New US HIMARS Rockets Don’t Give Any Strategic Advantage to Poland – Publicist

By Krzysztof Podgórski on Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Polish Defence Minister Mariusz Blaszczak announced on 13 February that Poland would sign a contract to purchase the US-made highly-mobile artillery rocket system HIMARS. According to Blaszczak, the purchase of these weapons will provide Poland with “security guarantees”. Sputnik discussed this with independent publicist Krzysztof Podgórski. Sputnik: Would the purchase of 20 rocket systems really provide such a guarantee? Krzysztof Podgórski: I think that the minister goes too far with that premise. Undoubtedly,…

Small Baltic battalions for a big war

By Lukas Ramonas on Monday, January 21, 2019

Allies implemented the 2016 Warsaw Summit decisions to establish NATO’s forward presence in the Baltics (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland) and to develop presence in the Black Sea region. In general, the Alliance has decided to strengthen its presence in Eastern Europe and the Baltic states. Officially, it was aimed to demonstrate, as part of an overall posture, allies’ solidarity, determination, and ability to act by triggering an immediate mutual…

Lithuanian PM to meet NATO chief over additional support

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis is to meet NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg next week to discuss possible deployment of additional allied capabilities in Lithuania, local media reported on Thursday. According to the Lithuanian government, Skvernelis’ visit to Brussels to meet Stoltenberg is scheduled next Monday. The PM of Lithuania and the NATO chief are to discuss capabilities to enhance the mobility of allied forces in Europe, relations with Ukraine…

The Baltic suicide: How Washington recruits the guerrillas

By Lukas Ramonas on Monday, August 13, 2018

All of us are witnesses of US Special Operations Forces (SOF) continued activity in the Baltic region. This fact is demonstrated by the participation of the V-22 Osprey convertoplanes in the military exercises, which take place in the Baltic countries regularly. The US SOF staff are studying the Baltic battlefield diligently – this is how NATO considers the territory of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. It`s necessary to mention that the…

Canadian military train in Peterborough before deployment to Latvia

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

More than 200 soldiers from the 1st Battalion, of the Royal Canadian Regiment visit Peterboroug. It was quite the sight as a convoy of massive green army trucks and towering eight-wheeled light infantry vehicles rolled along the city streets with downtown traffic on Tuesday afternoon. Heads turned and some stopped in their tracks at the shear and unusual sight of the military presence in Peterborough. A large crowd gathered in…